Stayed at Rydges Melbourne for one week. I decided to book at Rydges Melbourne after having a pleasent experience at Rydges in Perth.
The stay was pleasant, and was enjoyable. We had in room breakfast one morning, which was delicious, and warm.
There were a few problems with the room and hotel in general. The room first: the aircon needs an update. The room was too stuffy and the aircon did nothing to alleviate this. The aircon at the front of the room (we stayed in a Queen Suite) did not work or needs regassing. The bathroom - the toilet roll holder and the towel racks had been broken off, and need repairing as well as the wall needing to be repaired as chunks of the wall had been chipped off due to the broken holders. The TV reception in the bedroom was poor. I wouldn't have minded a couple of different channels.
onto the hotel in generaly: As I stayed on level 9 (cannot remember the room number), the hall needs to be refurbished, as it looks old and dated, especially the carpet. The lifts are dodgy and we felt as though we were biting a bullet everytime we used them.
When we first went inside of Rydges, the fireplace was on, which was quite pretty, but was not on the rest of the time, which was a bit disappointing.
We ate at the Locanda restaurant, and the food was exquisite. HIGHLY recommended for anyone to eat here. It has been one of my best dining experiences. We had drinks afterwards at the bar and the drink prices are very resonable (although in consideration I live in Perth, where our drink prices are ridiculously expensive).
Overall, I was happy with our stay, but the hotel still needs a few touch-ups.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rydges Melbourne is conveniently located in Melbourne's CBD, in the heart of the Theatre precinct on Exhibition street. With over 290 guest rooms and 70 suites. Rydges Melbourne is home to Locanda Italian Steakhouse Restaurant and Bar, featuring the best steaks from nearby Yarra Valley, an good variety of pastas and other mouthwatering options. Located in close proximity to Bourke Street Mall shopping, a block away from the Paris End of Collins Street boutiques and in walking distance to Rod Laver Arena and the MCG, Rydges Melbourne is a great choice if you are wanting everything at your doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Hotel Melbourne
- Melbourne Rydges Hotel